Planning a Maui cycling vacation? Trying to decide if you should ship a bike to Maui or if getting a bike rental on Maui save money and time? Indeed, a difficult choice for many bike riders who love riding their own bicycle. We understand and want to help you enjoy your cycling vacation.
To help you make an informed choice, we present 4 benefits of riding a Maui bike rental instead of shipping a bike to Maui:
- Renting a bike on Maui is less expensive than shipping your bike on an airline. The major airline carriers impose hefty fees for shipping a bike to Maui. To understand the full costs to ship a bike to Maui and make comparisons, review our Maui bike blog article on bike shipping costs with links to airline bike shipping rules.
- Better bicycle equipment than you ride at home. Rent the bike of your dreams. Our Maui bike rental fleet is state of the art and each bike is personally maintained by our top notch bicycle mechanics! We personally adjust each bicycle rental to the rider and install your pedals. Each bike is thoroughly inspected and adjusted before and after each bike rental. Our fleet of Maui rental bicycles is replaced annually to ensure you'll be riding the newest bike technology available. From our Specialized Roubaix Compact SRAM Rival Carbon Fiber performance road bike rental and Specialized Stumpjumper Hardtail 29'er or Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp performance mountain bike rentals to our Electra Cruiser bike rental, you'll be riding the best rental bikes on Maui when you rent a bike at West Maui Cycles!
- Renting a bike on Maui gives you more riding time. You won't need to spend time packing and preparing your bike before you depart for your Maui cycling vacation. And, when you rent a bike instead of shipping a bicycle to Maui, you'll be on your bike road riding (or mountain biking) sooner and avoid wasting precious vacation time unpacking and assembling your bike at your hotel or vacation rental. Yes, you'll spend a few minutes to pick up your rental bike while we adjust it for you and install your pedals. Wouldn't you rather spend time hanging out in a bike store than at the airport waiting on your 'oversize cargo' to be available in baggage claim. Most of our customers install the bike car rack while we are processing their bike rental.
- Avoids risk of damage to your own bicycle. The airlines are notorious for abusing bicycles shipped to Hawaii. Avoid arriving on Maui all set to enjoy your long overdue cycling vacation only to be disappointed to find your bike damaged by the airline and needing to waste more time dealing with the airline and processing damage claims. Don't risk it, rent a bike on Maui!
Have you shipped a bike to Maui or used a Maui bike rental? Please share your experiences of renting a bike on Maui or shipping your bike for a cycling vacation in the comments section below.
Regardless of your decision to ship your bicycle or to rent a bike on Maui, we want you to enjoy bike riding on Maui! Whatever you decide, stop into our West Maui bike store in Lahaina to talk story about bike riding on Maui. In addition to performance road bike rentals, performance mountain bike rentals, Electra cruisers and hybrid bicycles for rent, we are a full service bike shop providing bicycle repairs and offer a complete line of bicycle parts and bike gear. Stop in to get a West Maui Cycles logo bike jersey or shop online for bike gear after you return home from a cycling vacation on Maui!
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